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From the publisher's desk: A scrapbook called ‘Hippie’

I know I am not the first person to shed a tear at the post office. Mail often contains emotional content like wedding or birth announcements, or can deliver sad news.

However, none of the above caused my eyes to well up Monday afternoon in the lobby of the Crescent City Post Office. I reacted to the sentiment behind a package I received. This unexpected trip down memory lane came wrapped in the plain brown corrugated cardboard of Amazon.com. Inside were a book and a message signed “from your best friend in the whole world.”

The book is simply called “Hippie” and it chronicles the timeline of hippie-ness from 1965 to 1971 with photos, quotes, images of concert posters and the words of British author Barry Miles, who also wrote Paul McCartney’s biography.

I was never a real hippie and neither was my best friend. We were just 15 in 1965, studying Latin and other college preparatory courses at a private Catholic high school. We lived in the suburbs south of Los Angeles.









 

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